The Mountaineers got started early with a score from Stephen Chapman. The goal was set up beautifully with a pass from Stanley Broaden to a trailing Chapman who ripped a shot in the upper left 90 to score his first goal of the year in the eighth minute of the game. Dan Jackson had no chance at a save on the cannon shot. Jackson earned the starting nod in net for the Bulldogs.
Shortly thereafter, Broaden’s unselfish pass would pay off. Luke Adams played a great longball down the far sideline that sailed over the heads of the Bulldogs back line and allowed Broaden to settle the ball and get a shot off that was saved initially by Jackson – Broaden got a second chance off the rebound and made it count – tallying his first goal of the season in the 16th minute.
The two goals scored in the first 16 minutes of play would be it for the first half and the Mountaineers would go into the locker room with a two-goal advantage.
In the 66th minute it was Broaden again – scoring on a misplay by Dan Jackson in the box. Jackson had the ball passed back to him and therefore could not pick it up and fumbled it with his feet allowing Broaden to attack and score.
Ewahia Amhanesi played 32 minutes on the night and made them all count. Amhanesi utilized his speed on a play in the 87th minute that opened up a breakaway opportunity that he was able to capitalize on to net his first goal of the season.
Two minutes later in the 89th minute it was Donovan Japp who was able to put his head to good use off of a blocked shot from Keegan Tanaka and was able to beat Jackson for the fifth goal of the game for the Mountaineers.
Danny Free earned his second clean sheet of the season and the 15th of his career for the Mountaineers. Free made two saves on the night.
In all, App State outshot UNC Asheville 19-2 including a 13-2 advantage in shots on goal. The defensive pressure for the Mountaineers was too much for the Bulldogs to handle not allowing any considerable threats in their territory.
Appalachian State will return to action on Sept. 10 when it travels to Virginia to face Radford. Kick off for that match is set for 6 p.m.